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Lee Harvey Makes the KSP World Tour Grade

Lee Pasty qualified for the KSP World TourLee Harvey aka Pasty from Penzance, Cornwall has been selected to compete on the Kite Surf Pro world tour. An extensive voting process was initiated by the International Kiteboarding Association, involving National Kite Associations, the panel of judges and wave riders committee, the IKA industry partners and the world's kitesurfing media who were asked to submit their Top 15 male and Top 8 Female kitesurf wave riders. These are then added to the 7 pre-qualified male riders bringing together the world's top 22 male and 8 females to battle out for the 2011 World Kite Surfing crown in the best waves on the planet. The only other UK rider to be selected was 3 x Women's World Wave champion, Kirsty Jones from Wales.
Lee says; 'I am so stoked to be recognised as one of the best wave riders in the world with a kite and can't wait to fly the Cornish flag at the best spots in the World. To be listed alongside the sport's superstars, is amazing and gives me extra motivation to train hard and represent my country as best as I possibly can. Hopefully I'll be bringing the world title home to Penzance for Christmas.'
The first stop of the tour is in Mauritius in September, before Peru in October and finally Cape Verde in December where the World Champion will be crowned in the famous right hand point break of Ponta Preta.
Lee is now in need of sponsors to help with the travel costs. If you are interested or can help, please contact Lee by email: lee@leepasty.co.uk to discuss which level of sponsorship is best suited to you or your business. More info can be found at www.leepasty.co.uk Lee is currently sponsored by North Kiteboarding, Newave, Wiley X eyewear and Freeriders surf shop.
2011 KSP TOUR RIDERS
MEN:
Airton Cozzolino (Italy)
Bruno Bordovsky (Brazil)
Bear Karry (USA)
Filippe Ferreira (Brazil)
Guilly Brandao (Brazil)
Ian Alldredge (USA)
Jeremy Eloy (France)
Jesse Richman (Hawaii)
Josh Mulcoy (USA)
Juan Pablo Diban (Chile)
Kai Lenny (Hawaii)
Lee Harvey (Great Britain)
Marc Ramseier (Switzerland)
Martin Vari (Argentina)
Mauricio Pedreira (Brazil)
Mitu Monteiro (Cabo Verde)
Nuno Figueiredo (Portugal)
Patri McLaughlin (Hawaii)
Sebastien Schmitt (Reunion)
Sky Solbach (USA)
WILD CARD MEN:
John Amundson (Hawaii)
Jon Modica (USA)
ALTERNATE RIDERS MEN:
Cameron Dietrich (USA)
Jeff Kafka (USA)
Bryan Lake (USA)
Ethienne Lhote (France)
Ted Lyons (USA)
Ben Meyer (USA)
John Bonetti (USA)
Paulion Perreira (Portugal)
Gustavo Foerster (Brazil)
Roberto Nascimento (Brazil)
Bastien Bollard (France)
Gunar Biniasch (Germany)
James Donaldson (USA)
Ian Glaza Owczarzak (Brazil)
Marc Shinn (Great Britain) - one event only
Laurent Le Bolloch (Mauritius) - one event only
Nico Kux (Mauritius) - one event only
Joao Stopani Santos (Portugal) - one event only
Nans Laviolette (Reunion) - one event only
Two local wild cards per event are given away to the best national riders in the corresponding
country the event is held.
WOMEN:
Adriana Harlan (Hawaii)
Ines Correira (Portugal)
Kelly Wren Strachan (Mexico)
Kirsty Jones (Great Britain)
Kristin Boese (Germany)
Maayke Tadema (Netherlands)
Marie Gauton (France)
Melissa Gil (Costa Rica)
Milla Knese (Brazil)
Suzanne Kuiper (Netherlands)
ALTERNATE RIDERS WOMEN:
Ainhoa Garcia (Spain)
Nuria Goma (Spain)
Almundena Naranjo (Spain)
Steph Bridge (United Kingdom) - one event only
Tuva Jansen (Norway) - one event only
Tomoko Okazaki (Japan) - one event only
One local wild card per event is given to the best female rider in the corresponding country. For further info
please contact: info@kspworldtour.com
Read more about the qualification and wildcard process by CLICKING HERE
Head to the KSP official tour website: www.kspworldtour.com
KGB Kiteboarding

Added: 2011-07-29

Category: News

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